My latest update relates to the removal of the paint from the bonnet from earlier work we took on to sand off the first coats, most of the flatter areas were sanded in 2017 the more curved parts weren't particularly accessible to the larger sanders and the danger of 'flat-spotting' the various bulges and curves meant we needed to finish off with other means, one such method was Nitro Mors, the preferred option was heat gunning.
I was concerned that the Nitro Mors could react with the fibreglass so I chose to heat gun the paint off it was a very fast process and provided the gun isnt held too close to the structure the paint will be removed and no damage will occurr t the fibreglass structure.
The bonnet remaining paint took about an hour to remove I've included some still shots below of the various stages of the removal.
Heat Gun work on the bonnet Louvres
After removal of the paint from the louvres, worked down the channel on the bonnet Drivers side before tackling the central bonnet bulge Dad at this time completed work on one of the doors while I worked the remaining channel and the bulges.
The power bulge on the bonnet of this V6 was a challenge as it was important not to dig the scraper in too harshly, the paint only needed a light scrape off once the heat had blistered the paint enough to lift it.
It didn't take long to remove the paint completely, the passengers side paint was removed followed by the remainder of the the bulge and trailing edges of the bonnet.
Hopefully, the next stage will be to take the body back off the car and clean, degrease and effect any repairs to the underside of the car that haven't already been done. Then the Anti Stone chip resin coats can be applied to the underside. More updates to follow.